Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Sometimes MIDI 2
Author: hmay001  
Description: Provides three ways of gating incoming MIDI notes.

PROBABILITY: set the % chance that an incoming MIDI note will play.

SEQUENCE: each midi trigger steps through a sequence of note on/note off events which can be distributed in various ways.

TIMER: gate incoming MIDI based on a timed cycle.
(e.g. accept incoming notes for 20 seconds every minute)

v 2 updates:
- replaced Counter mode with new Sequence mode. Works the same as Counter if you choose the 'Beginning' distribution but gated notes (now called 'Events') can also be distributed in other ways (End, Euclidean, Random) and the sequence Rotation and Direction can also be controlled.
- fixed bug where device couldnt be duplicated

As always, let me know if any of this doesn't work as expected!

Previous versions can be accessed here if I've missed anything super buggy or your project is looking for a specific version:

v 1.3 updates:
- note off messages are always received. Greatly improves the playability of all modes by limiting hanging notes/ reducing the need for Flush.
- Device Sync for the timer mode which allows multiple devices to follow the same timer cycle and share controls. See Ableton info text panel for more details.

v 1.2 updates:
- flush for probability and counter

v 1.1 updates:
- mode selection and parameter values are stored with live set
- mode change does not reset parameter values
- counter and timer cycles are reset on live transport start
- basic 3 bank ableton push integration
- redesigned mode switching/gating

future updates:
- transport sync mode for timer so that open/closed time can be set in beats and notes played on transport start don't sneak through.
- fix track name color when syncing two devices in Timer mode.


Device Details

Downloads: 394
Tags sequencer, effect, utility
Live Version Used: 11.3.21
Max Version Used: 8.5.5
Date Added: Aug 16 2023 12:59:49
Date Last Updated: Feb 13 2024 19:02:16
Average Rating (2) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: Sometimes MIDI.amxd


great update!
great device!:)
thank you

thank you for the update hmay001! love it!


Thanks guys! Glad you like it. More updates soon :)

Thanks for the share, hmay001!

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this midi fx is exactly what i was looking for. thank you very much for your work and for sharing it with the community :)

hi hmay001! i love this device and i use it a lot, was wondering if it's possible to add an offset parameter on counter so that it can play 2nd, 3rd, (or whatever note) every x note... is it doable? useful? i'm using an audio delay effect to do this but i think an offset would be practical

Hi enchse, sorry for the late reply but I think the new Sequence mode will do what you're looking for. If you set the distribution to 'Beginning' it works essentially the same as the old Counter mode did, but now you have the 'Rotation' parameter that will offset where the note-on message occurs in the sequence. Let me know if it does what you were hoping!

that's great!! it's more than I could have imagined and hoped for. Big thanks!

No worries:)

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